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Postherpetic neuralgia

Postherpetic neuralgia (also known as postherpetic neuralgia) is a neuropathic pain disorder that can occur after shingles. Shingles is a viral disease caused by the varicella zoster virus (VZV), which is also responsible for chickenpox.

Postherpetic neuralgia is characterized by persistent and often excruciating pain at the site where the shingles rashes appeared. The pain can be a burning, stabbing, or tingling sensation and may be accompanied by numbness or sensitivity to cold.

The causes of postherpetic neuralgia are not fully understood, but damage to the nerve fibers responsible for transmitting pain is thought to play a role.

Treating postherpetic neuralgia can be difficult because there is no cure. Pain-relieving drugs, antiepileptics, antidepressants and glucocorticoids, as well as skin ointments can, however, help to relieve the pain. Auch Auch_cc781905-5cde-3193d_bad5cf58d_Akupunkturtherapie can also be helpful.

It is important to speak to your doctor early on if persistent pain occurs after shingles, in order to start promising treatment and to minimize the risk of developing a chronic pain disorder.

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